Major announcements at Sony PlayStation’s State of Play January 2024 event

Following Microsoft’s Xbox Developer Direct event a few days back, it was Sony‘s turn to give PlayStation players a glimpse into everything they can expect over the coming months. The State of Play event had multiple announcements including release dates as well as upcoming projects. This includes information about the upcoming Death Stranding sequel, a new free-to-play Silent Hill game, and the Until Dawn Remaster.

Here’s a quick look at some of the major announcements during the event.

Death Stranding 2: On the Beach and a new IP from Kojima Productions

We finally got a name for Death Stranding 2. Called ‘On The Beach’, the game’s trailer created more questions than it answers. Which is par for the course as far as Hideo Kojima’s games are concerned. Aside from this, we also learned that Kojima Productions is also working on a new ‘action espionage game’ (no it isn’t Metal Gear) and that it will “transcend the barriers between film and video games.” Considering Kojima’s games usually have extraordinarily long cutscenes, I’d go out on a limb and say that his games transcended those barriers for a very long time. It was later revealed that ‘Physint’ is the working title for the upcoming game.

Silent Hill: The Short Message and Silent Hill 2 Remake

Well, if Hideo Kojima is around, can Konami be far behind? The publisher shadow-dropped a brand new Silent Hill game called The Short Message. The game seems like a new take on Silent Hill with players facing contemporary problems and will incorporate things such as The game is free-to-play and players can play it from today. Aside from that, Konami also revealed a new trailer for the Silent Hill 2 Remake. However additional details such as release date were not yet provided.

New Trailer for Judas

Ghost Story Games also showed off their brand new upcoming title, Judas. If you didn’t know, Ghost Story Games was initially called Irrational Studios, the developers of the hugely popular Bioshock series of games. Judas looks like it will offer more of the same. The trailer shows off some first-person action with a mix of sci-fi elements. However, this time around, the dystopian city will be set in space.

Until Dawn gets a remake

Back when it was launched in 2015, Until Dawn turned heads thanks to its take on the horror genre. Instead of relying on jump scares or grotesque monsters, the game had a greater focus on narrative and interactions. It was quite similar to another cult classic, Heavy Rain. The remake will be completely rebuilt in Unreal Engine 5 and will feature new and improved animations along with upgrades to characters, environments and VFX.

Rise of Ronin showcase

Team Ninja, the folks behind titles like Ninja Gaiden, Dead or Aline and Nioh showcased their new title, Rise of Ronin. The trailer gave us a better look at the open world as well as combat and traversal in the game. The combat was most interesting as players will have to rely on parrying, and blocking to get the edge when fighting. Traversal is via grapple hook, horse and even a glider. The game will launch on March 22, 2024.

Other announcements

Aside from these, the State of Play also has a bunch of other announcements. For starters, there is a new VR game based on the Metro series of games. Called Metro Awakening, the game will be available on PS VR2 and is set before the events of Metro 2033. The game will be released later this year.

There was also Stellar Blade which will release on April 26. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious new enemy called the Naytibas has forced humans to flee Earth and settle in an off-world city of Xion.

Other notable announcements include a trailer for Dragon’s Dogma 2, Sonic X Shadow Generations, Dave the Diver, V Rising, Foamstars, Zenless Zone Zero and Legendary Tales. You can check out all the trailers here. Those interested can watch the entire event below.